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Military Dad Surprises His Daughter at School

As This Girl Spoke About Her Deployed Dad at School, He Showed Up Right Behind Her

Captain Nowak's Return Home

Quaker Valley’s Osborne Elementary School welcomed home United States Army Captain Erik Nowak Tuesday during a surprise visit to school. Captain Nowak has been in Qatar since September 2016.
Captain Nowak surprised his daughter, second grade student Imogen, and her classmates at Osborne.
Welcome home and thank you for your service, Captain Nowak!

Posted by Quaker Valley School District on Tuesday, March 28, 2017

After being deployed for over six months, Army Captain Erik Nowak returned home and surprised his unsuspecting daughter in the sweetest way. At Osborne Elementary School in Pennsylvania, Erik's daughter, Imogen, was asked to briefly speak about how people can help soldiers overseas by sending care packages. What she didn't know, however, is that her dad was standing right behind her as she spoke.

As Erik approached Imogen, you can hear people reacting in the background — even though she still has no idea! Then, Erik leaned down to applaud her presentation and said, "I liked it a lot." At that moment, Imogen jumped into his arms and exclaimed, "Daddy!" Watch the sweet moment in its entirety, above.

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